A tool for copying iTunes tracks to a non-Apple device (e.g. an Android phone) under MacOS X. Beyond simply copying, this tool 'freshens' the music on the device; a percentage of the device's existing audio tracks (33% by default) are replaced by new ones from the iTunes library.
Of course, freshening only works if the device only stores a subset of the music available. 128GB MicroSD in phones is an inevitability.
This was just a personal project that I thought might benefit others. There are no warranties, guarantees, or technical support plans.
The main file,
MusicMover classes. The file
tk_musicmover.py, implements a subclass of
MusicMover with a basic Tk interface.
musicmover.py script is executable, and provides standard CLI help messages. The best way to use the tool is to create a shell script (or executable Python) that calls
musicmover.py with the appropriate arguments (the path to your specific device, mounted as a USB drive, et cetera).
- Keep a history of music that's been on the phone, so a second freshening doesn't restore things that were previously on the device.
- Only remove files from the device that are in the iTunes library, to avoid deleting items copied manually from another source.
- Burn backups of a library to DVD-R.
MusicMover.partition()will split a playlist into appropriately-sized chunks, but nothing else. See about actually burning discs, possibly via osascript.